Christmas is just round the corner and to help visitors pick up any last-minute gifts they need for the big day, Drake Circus and The Barcode has rounded up a selection of ideas to help make the search easier.
From fashion gifts, to jewellery, there is something for everyone in this collection, with some retailers even offering gift wrapping services so any purchases can go straight under the tree.
Visitors can also enjoy festive late-night shopping on Thursday 22nd December until 8pm, with more than 30 retailers open even later until 9pm for late-night shopping in the lead up to the big day, as well as take advantage of discounted parking at The Barcode for £2.50 if arriving after 5pm.
Here’s a round up of the best gifts you can pick up at Drake Circus this week:
Drake Circus is home to an abundance of clothing stores, from M&S, Tommy Hilfiger to JD Sports for those who are looking to kick start their January wellness in the new year.
Timeless cashmere jumpers, scarfs, hats and gloves from Marks & Spencer and Next never disappoint while Primark and H&M are great for partywear or cosy pyjamas for the whole family.
Visitors can also discover classic knits and t-shirts at Hugo BOSS, Tommy Hilfiger and Superdry. While nature lovers can head to Cotswold Outdoors, Fat Face, Mountain Warehouse for waterproof jackets or a new pair of walking boots.
If you’re thinking of a more luxurious gift, Breitling, TAG Heuer and Omega are the places to look, with their team being on hand to make sure you pick up the most perfect present.
Drakes and Ernest Jones also have a range of designs to suit everyone’s tastes, but if you’re looking for a tailored gift, head to Pandora for a bracelet filled with carefully chosen charms.
With most wish list’s this year including fragrances by Chanel and Dior, The Fragrance Shop and The Perfume Shop are the best places to head to, or if and make-up sets from No 17, Maybelline and Benefit or even beard trimmers, leather wash bags, and skincare gift sets that are on a loved one’s wish list, Boots and Superdrug have plenty on offer.
This season’s must-buy recipe and food writing books, including Jamie Oliver’s One, Stanley Tucci’s Taste and Nadiya’s Everyday Baking, are all available at Waterstones. Whiteley is also a great place to find other special gifts for foodie lovers including, chocolate boxes and panettone from Marks & Spencer, or the Velvetiser at Hotel Chocolat is another great option.
Gifts for children
With The Entertainer, Tiger, Paperchase and Smiggle filled with great ideas for children’s presents, Christmas shopping for little ones is made easy at Drake Circus.
This year’s most wanted gifts include V-Tech designs, Gabby’s Purrfect Dollhouse, Jurassic World Real FX Baby Blue, Little Live Pets Mama Surprise, Sylvanian Families, Squishmallows, Funko dolls and a big soft Bluey.
For eco-conscious gift ideas for teens, reusable water bottles and coffee cups from Paperchase are a great choice, or try refillable products at Lush, including its shampoo.
If you want to spoil your furry friends this Christmas, Tiger, Joules, Fat Face, Marks & Spencer and Next sell an abundance of novelties and treats while Pandora is a great retailer if you’re looking for leather-free fabric collars and personalised pet tags.
Most of Drake Circus’ stores offer gift cards where visitors can pick them up to treat loved ones to a day out. From Cineworld vouchers to treatments at the Laser Clinic or even Boom Battle Bar and Paradise Island Adventure Golf, there is definitely something for everyone.
Plan your festive day out at Drake Circus and The Barcode and find a full list of stores and restaurants, by visiting: https://www.drakecircus.com/christmas.